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Something to Talk About (1995)

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A woman's world is rocked when she discovers her husband is cheating on her.


(as Lasse Hallstrom)


Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Wyly King
Georgia King
Jamie Johnson
Haley Aull ...
Caroline 'Doodlebug' Bichon
Hank Corrigan
Anne Shropshire ...
Aunt Rae
Ginnie Randall ...
Dr. Frank Lewis (as Terrence P. Currier)
Rebecca Koon ...
Kitty (as Lisa Roberts)
Deborah Hobart ...
Lorene Tuttle


Grace Bichon, who is managing her father's riding-stable, discovers that her husband Eddie deceives her with another woman. After confronting him in the middle of the night on the streets of their small home town, she decides to stay at her sister Emma Rae's house for a while, to make up her mind. Breaking out of her everyday life, she starts to question the authority of everyone, especially her father's, thus causing a stir in her parent's marriage, too. Written by Thomas Meyer <i03a@zfn.uni-bremen.de>

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A story about husbands, wives, parents, children and other natural disasters.


Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for brief strong language | See all certifications »




Release Date:

4 August 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Game of Love  »

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Box Office


$50,892,160 (USA)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The movie was supposed to be called "Grace Under Fire", but that was rejected because of Grace Under Fire (1993). So the movie was eventually named after the song "Something To Talk About", popularized by Bonnie Raitt. The version in the movie is sung by Therese Willis. The song was composed by Shirley Eikhard. See more »


When Caroline is getting ready to ride Possum at an event, Dennis Quaid wishes her luck and calls her "Ladybug." Her nickname through the entire movie is "Doodlebug." See more »


Georgia King: What on earth was he thinking of?
Emma Rae: Prob'ly the same thing he was thinkin' with.
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Features Family Matters (1989) See more »


Something to Talk About
By Shirley Eikhard
Performed by Bonnie Raitt and Therese Willis
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Well-played drama about being in love, making mistakes...
18 January 2003 | by (Evansville, Indiana USA) – See all my reviews

1st watched 1/18/2003 - 7 out of 10(Dir-Lasse Hallstrom): Well-played drama about being in love, making mistakes, and trying to stay in love. This is a heart-breaking movie to watch because it is so much like real life and it is played out so well by those involved. The Direction by Hallstrom is magnificent because of the way he lets the story do the talking and doesn't hurry us to conclusions. Basically, this is a story about a woman(Julia Roberts) who finds out that her husband(Dennis Quaid) is cheating on her and then everything gets mixed up from this point on. There are many other relationships that are also very vital to the story just like they would be in real life. There are parents(who struggle with some of the same things), there is a sister(who tries to lend a helping hand) and there is a child in the middle of everything just trying to survive. By the end, we believe that everything is going to be all right but it is very obvious that much damage has been done. Roberts is superb as usual and everyone plays out their parts very believably. This is one of those movies that is one of a kind, but not one you'd want to watch very often for it hits deep within our souls(especially those who have gone thru similar experiences) and therefore I think it failed when released because the exec's didn't know how to sell it to make money but none-the-less it is a classic in my book on relationships. The choice of the title also didn't make sense because the song really has nothing to do with the movie. Again, I think this was a marketing mistake and not the filmmakers.

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